Suspense Magazine

Since fall of 2011, I’ve contributed book reviews for Suspense Magazine.  While it’s not a paying job, I get to read books before they’re published, and keep the copies.  I’m listed on the masthead as a regular contributor for the magazine.  For more information about the magazine, please click here.

Some of the books I’ve reviewed for the magazine are:

Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith.  The quite satisfying end of the trilogy started with Child 44 about Soviet police inspector Leo Demidov.  

Zero Day by David Baldacci.  A bestseller with a Army CID investigator trying to solve the murder of a military family.

The Hunter by John Lescroart.  An entry in Lescroart’s Hunt Club series, a private eye must solve the mystery of his mother’s murder.

The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker.  Mexican drug cartels, crook and straight cops, and music.

All Necessary Force by Brad Taylor.  An excellent thriller by a new voice in the genre.  Taylor is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with Special Forces experience.

Night Rounds by Helene Torsten.  This mystery from Sweden recalls the early work of P.D. James and Ed McBain, with a Scandinavian accent.

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal.  While it’s not meant as history, this book captures the feel of the early years of WWII England along with being an enjoyable mystery.

Raylan by Elmore Leonard.  An unusual novel since it’s like three novellas stitched together, but with Leonard doing the stitching, it’s fascinating and a treat for those who watch “Justified.”

Helpless by Daniel Palmer.  A roller coaster ride of a book, the kind that loops the loop, goes through a corkscrew, and pulls fighter-jet G’s in the turns.

The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman.  A wonderfully satisfying and thrilling historical mystery, set in the New Amsterdam colony during the Restoration period.


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